thanks for the critiques man ill definitely start working on facial studies. so when you have two windows open it helps with like seeing overall structure problems / areas of focus needed to work on and stuff huh? yea ill use that too man.
i really love your caricatures haha those are really looking great. steve carrel is the best =D
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It helps see the big picture as well as the details. Let's say you are focusing on doing the details of the eye and you are zoomed way in, it will tell if you are also making the eye in the wrong place and somehow veered off course. Like stepping back if you are doing a traditional painting. Also try switching the angle you are looking at. Flip it around and look at it with a fresh perspective. Mistakes will generally jump out at you. The longer you work on a piece the more your mind starts to gloss over errors and sees what it expects to see rather than what is actually there. Keep up the good work. Practice practice practice.
Man nice sketchbook. The Howard Stern is awesome. You nailed him.
These are really nice caricatures and you are very competent with rendering. I would like to see you finish up that Vallejo study.
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Thank you Strela. I plan to finish up the Vallejo study as soon as I am done with Stern. I really want to add to my finished caricature port so that I can start sending info to publishers.
Here is todays warm up, speed paints of a couple of the Black Eyed Peas:
Whoa man, your Howard Stern looks amazing.
Interesting caricature with the swan... What's the story behind it, if I may ask?
I'm guessing the person around the swan's neck is Bjork.
Finish the swan picture for sure! It made me laugh. Your other caricatures are really neat, and they're fantastic when you get closer to the finished look. I am not all that familiar with Boris's work, but so far that image looks good. I think the female on the far screen left looks a little to masculine, particularly around the brow area.
Can't wait to see some of this finished.
My sketchbook: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=172871
@Incinerated- since switching from PC to Mac I haven't really scanned in much RL stuff. I have some posted on my FB page. I will try to get some fresh stuff scanned in soon. Thanks for looking.
@Sycra- thanks. I took the Seiller self study course and it really helped when it came to the rendering. As far as the question Megan already answered the who but not the why. Bjork wore a dress with a swan around it (do an image search and many of them will be of her in this dress) so I decided to turn the tables a bit. Trying to get more narrative and illustrative with the carictures rather than just static portraits.
@Megan, that is indeed Bjork. I am not entirely sure if the likeness is there yet. Glad the bird reads as a Swan rather than the Aflac duck...
Nice Caricatures! The Howard Stern piece rocks hard!
(you gonna finish up the Apl.D.Ap piece? please? hehe..)
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thanks, if I do a polished one of Apl.De.Ap (and since you are requesting, it's likely) it will be probably a new one altogether. Usually the speedpaints aren't structurally sound enough to bother finishing up.
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Did a lot of work on the Bjork sketch. Still figuring things out. I will concentrate more on her likeness when all the other elements are together.
BTW I realized I saved this in reverse. Not that it matters at this stage.
C&C highly appreciated.
Ok did some more work on the Bjork painting. I was torn between depicting the swan in natural setting or walking a red carpet with swan paparazzi. I settled on natural setting because it seemed more fitting. the current BG (and grass) is just a placeholder while I concentrated on he figure. Now I will concentrate more on Bjorks face as well the scenery. Not that I am done tweaking the figures but I am content with them now for this stage.
After looking through many of your sketchbooks I was inspired to attempt a creature. I want to fully render this as much as possible to really push my boundaries. This is just the beginning sketch. Any structural problems etc. you see please point them out. I will probably work on this awhile as a learning exercise.
Worked some more on my creature. Realized his legs were too long in relation to the neck so I shrunk them down. Something about the rear legs still bothers me but I ca't put my finger on it. I have a feeling they will be changing dramatically but not sure into what. Any thoughts?
This Bjork piece is really beginning to frustrate me. I decided to change the way the Swan is wearing Bjork because to have her full body draped around the neck didn't make sense to me anymore. I am beginning to really over think this. I changed it to an outfit made of skin with only her head still intact. This isn't really working for me either. I think I am going to put this on the back burner for a bit while my subconscious mulls it over.
Any comments or suggestions are highly appreciated.
I came across this in my files. It is a design I made for a T-Shirt to wear to see my favorite band GWAR back in the fall. Unfortunately the one who was supposed to make the T-Shirt itself had equipment trouble so I had to use one of those iron-on prints. It worked well until I got it soaked at the show so the clear adhesive wasn't clear anymore so it was quite noticeable where I cut it out. I learned to cut around the figure more exactly next time. Anyway it was a great concert for I caught one of the drumsticks and hung out with several of the members (out of costume) after the show. I look forward to seeing them again in a few weeks.